Mar 11, 2021

Facebook asks judge to throw out FTC anti-trust lawsuit

Facebook has asked a US judge to dismiss anti-trust charges levelled against the company. On Wednesday, Facebook described the complaint as "Nonsensical" and asked the judge to throw the case out. In a statement, Facebook said the case "Ignores the reality of the dynamic, intensely competitive high-tech industry in which Facebook operates". Facebook is not the only tech company facing anti-trust lawsuits in the US. Google was hit with a lawsuit in October alleging the company has a monopoly over search results and online advertising. In July, the bosses of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google appeared before a Judiciary Committee to defend their companies against these claims.

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